Mondi made the shortlist in five categories and was awarded first place in the Risk and Safety, and Mill Manager categories at the annual Fastmarkets RISI PPI Awards. Drawing entries from across the global Pulp and Paper industry, the awards recognise leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the sector. The Risk and Safety prize was awarded to Mondi’s containerboard mill in Świecie, Poland, for its resilient and robust risk management strategy which is based on Mondi’s culture of ‘Work Safe, Home Safe, Everybody, Everyday’. Klaus Peller, Managing Director of Mondi Syktyvkar in Russia, received the Mill Manager Award for his inclusive leadership approach, which has played a significant role in the mill’s increased productivity.
Wisconsin Rapids fire officials say there’s an ongoing investigation into cause of a fire at the Verso Paper Mill on West Riverview Expressway.
Multiple fire departments were called to help fight the fire Tuesday evening. It was mostly contained by 10:15pm
Witnesses say black smoke was seen rising from the part of the complex. A former employee of the mill says the fire was in the Kraft Mill where wood chips were cooked into pulp.
The paper mill was opened in 1904. It was Rapids’ largest employer until it was shut down in the summer of 2020.